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Dots Done Right: How to Wear Polka Dots this Summer


The classic polka dot pattern is back in a big way. The pattern, made famous by Minnie Mouse and itsy-bitsy bikinis, is showing up on everything from hats and dresses, to underwear and umbrellas. Which means, for those of you who are pattern-shy, there is an easy way for you to incorporate them into your wardrobe too! No need to mix patterns if you don’t feel like it; these hot spots look great on their own.

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Stuff We Love: Statement Necklaces

As The Sartorialist, Scott Schumann, so brilliantly pointed out while searching the style-forward streets of Paris, big, decorative necklaces are a huge hit right now and we can definitely expect to see more of these looks this spring and summer. These pieces are big, bold, and can really change up an entire outfit. There are multiple directions to go with these statement necklaces, and there are various looks to fit any style.


The tribal beaded necklaces are a fantastic ethnic look to add into your wardrobe. We know that these large, bulky pieces are a bit eye catching so if you are not looking to draw too much attention, the tribal beaded and fringed necklaces are the way to go. While maintaining the big bold look, they don't necessarily have big bold colors. This makes the necklace become apart of the ensemble rather than the ensemble itself.

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Are You a Fashiontechanista?

Are you an avid shopper? Do you have the need for fashion? Well, designers have made it easier for you to reach their products and services by placing it all in the palm of your hands, literally! Besides the Michael Kors and BEBE apps on my smartphone which I cannot live without, there are downloads more geared towards keeping up with your personal styling. These app tools vary from shopping, to styling, to staying up-to-date with the latest collections and designer deals.

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New Years Eve Style

Be the belle of the ball on New Year's Eve wearing this black silk dress by Thurley. Brought to you by net-a-porter.com, this accessible dress is easily dressed up or down. Wear it with booties, toss on a blazer, and you've got yourself a stunning casual look for the party. Or, throw on some heels and a statement cuff for more elegant style. Either way, you'll want to show off the fine detailing, intricate lace, and flowing, layered skirt on this gorgeous piece.

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New Years Eve Style

This net-a-porter.com exclusive from RM by Roland Mouret is the manifestation of my wildest, most sublime fashion fantasy. The stretch gazar is outstanding in a luxe deep navy, and the asymmetric panels that extend across send the dress (and its wearer) into another dimension. Although the thigh-skimming hem most obviously communicates sex appeal, I think the real sensuality is in the details. A high boat neck hides the collar bones, and the long sleeves are cut slightly short, subtly revealing the wrists and a bit of forearm. Finally, the back features a top-to-bottom exposed silver zipper that has me picking my jaw up from off the floor. It's undeniably sexy and sophisticated, a perfect combination to kick off 2010 New York New Years.

DIANE VON FURSTENBURG
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